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Chandrasekaran takes over as CEO and MD of TCS

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Mr N Chandrasekaran today assumed charge as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services, the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm.

Mr Chandrasekaran, who was till now the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the company, succeeded Mr S Ramadorai, who is stepping down from the executive role to take the position of non-executive vice chairman.

"Chandra is extremely well equipped to take over the mantle from his illustrious predecessor, Ram. This has truly been a seamless transition process," Mr Aman Mehta, independent director on the board of TCS said.

Mr Chandrasekaran said: "I take over at a time when Mr Ramadorai has ensured a strong position for TCS as a $6 billion company and a global IT services powerhouse. With our strong customer base, full services offering, multi-domain capability, and presence across emerging markets, I believe that we are optimally positioned to take advantage of the opportunity in the global market," said Mr Chandrasekaran."

He added: "It is important to drive excellence and growth through empowerment of our 140,000-strong employee base and value articulation for our global customers."

"Over the last 13 years, we’ve seen a tremendous transformation and growth not only in TCS but across the Indian IT services industry as a whole. I wish Chandra the very best, I am sure he will steer TCS to its next level of development and growth," Mr Ramadorai said.

Mr Ramadorai is retiring from his executive position after 13 years as CEO, upon reaching the retirement age of 65 years as per the company’s governance policy. He will remain involved in the company as a non-executive vice chairman and a member of the board of directors, a TCS press release added.

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